We are beginning to use Quicksight Q more extensively within our organization. Many of the questions are forward-looking, for example “what is the forecasted revenue next month”. These questions are being asked on a historical dataset. Can Q leverage the automated insights/forecast portion of Quicksight to deliver forecast values? Or would I be best served creating my own forecast dataset before ingesting into Quicksight and feeding that into the topic as a dataset?
Hey @brian_taylor: Currently Q does not support forecast type questions, however we have a feature in development whereby users can choose to add a forecast to an answer provided by Q (just as you would add a forecast to a visual in QuickSight). For example, you could say “show me revenue for the last year by month” and then subsequently add a forecast projecting N months into the future. This is on the roadmap and will be released in the near future. Would that satisfy your use case?
Excellent, yes that would satisfy our use case. We look forward to using this new feature once available.